Mets’ Jeff McNeil continues hot hitting, shines on defense

Jeff McNeil didn’t hesitate when given the choice of which aspect of his play he wanted to talk about first. “Let’s talk about the defense,” he joked. “I never get to talk about it.” McNeil continued his hot hitting with three RBIs, but he also made two excellent defensive plays to help the Mets to … Read more

Nolan Gorman Matthew Liberatore promoted to Cardinals

NEW YORK — The future is about to become the present for the Cardinals, who are promoting top prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore for their weekend series in Pittsburgh. Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol made the announcement following the Cardinals’ 7-6 loss to the Mets on Thursday. Gorman will join the team on Friday and … Read more

Even without Juan Soto, MLB trade market is well stocked

Last year’s trade deadline was a thrill-a-minute thanks to the Cubs and Nationals deciding late to sell, and having significant pieces to deal. It’s unlikely we can match a deadline where Max Scherzer, Trea Turner, both halves of Bryzzo (Kris Bryant/Anthony Rizzo) and so many other name players were dealt. The Nats look like sellers … Read more

Even beating Orioles shows why Yankees’ rival is history now

BALTIMORE — That it was only the Orioles doesn’t much matter. The Yankees are beating all comers these days, and they are doing it in a variety of ways, with a multitude of heroes. This time, Giancarlo Stanton rested, MVP candidate Aaron Judge registered no hits from the DH spot and the Yankees still prevailed, … Read more

Not even Camden Yards can stop Aaron Judge salary drive

BALTIMORE — The Orioles built one thing of note since the heyday of Steady Eddie and Everyday Cal, which is a very long time indeed. And that is Camden Yards, so beautiful and perfect it doesn’t belong in Baltimore. Unfortunately, the team had the temerity to tinker with perfection. Though it’s very unlikely the motivation … Read more

Mets pound Cardinals after Max Scherzer leaves with injury

Taking the ball from Max Scherzer can be a daunting task for his manager, but after his 87th pitch and in the middle of an at-bat Wednesday night, the Mets ace turned the ball over himself. “I’m done, I’m done,” Scherzer said toward the dugout, with a wave of his hand across his neck. And … Read more